Year 4, 5 or 6 pupils from our geographically closest primary school visit our VIth form centre where members of Rugby School's VIth form and year 11 assist the visitors in completing their homework.
To foster closer links with the community and to support local primary children in their learning.
The chief factor which is critical for success is that the primary pupils have enough homework to do!
The partnership started around 4 years ago when the then acting Head of the primary school was approached by us with the proposal to iniate a new homework club.
The opportunity was identified by myself in my capacity as Director of Social Responsibility as a good reason to forge closer ties with a local school.
School facility used is the VIth form centre
A member of the school teaching staff supervises the project
No financial contribution required
Feedback from the primary school, the primary pupils involved as well as their parents is uniformly and overwhelmingly positive
Usually around 10 of our pupils assist in the running of the project.
The numbers of primary pupils varies between around 10-14
The ages of the visitors are between 9-11
The activity takes place each Tuesday afternoon between 3.20-4.10pm
The project runs throughout most of the academic year